July 2015 Auto Sales Thread

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  1. mikeavelli
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    Toyota Reports More Than 200,000 in Sales for Fifth Consecutive Month
    • Toyota Division is No. 1 retail brand in July
    • TMS light trucks set July sales record
    • Camry No. 1 selling car in America
    August 03, 2015
    July Sales Chart

    TORRANCE, Calif. (Aug. 3, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported July 2015 sales of 217,181 units, an increase of 0.6 percent from July 2014 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in July 2015 as in July 2014, sales were up 0.6 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.

    Toyota Division posted July 2015 sales of 187,365 units, down 0.6 percent on a volume and DSR basis.

    "July auto sales showed no signs of slow down for the industry," said Bill Fay, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager. "Led by Tacoma sales, the Toyota division light trucks posted a best-ever July."

    Lexus reported July sales of 29,816 units, up 9.1 percent from July 2014 on a volume basis and DSR basis.

    “We continue to see strong demand for luxury utility vehicles. In fact, this past July marked the GX model’s best July sales since 2005,” said Jeff Bracken Lexus group vice president and general manager. “On the heels of strong sales of NX, and with a new LX, and RX models arriving to showrooms in the coming months, we are very excited about the future our lineup of luxury utility vehicles.”

    July 2015 Highlights:
    • Camry was best-selling car in July; posted sales of 38,435 units
    • Corolla posted sales of 30,249 units
    • Total TMS light trucks up 8.6 percent, a July record
    • Highlander up more than 12 percent
    • 4Runner up almost 26 percent
    • RAV4 posted sales of 26,709 units
    • Combined Tacoma and Tundra pickup sales up almost 17 percent
    • Lexus luxury utility vehicles up nearly 28 percent
    • All-new NX posted sales of 4,337 units
    • GX up about 20 percent with sales of 2,337 units, best July since 2005

    *Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume

    About Toyota
    Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.

    Toyota partners with philanthropic organizations across the country, with a focus on education, safety and the environment. As part of this commitment, we share the company’s extensive know-how garnered from building great cars and trucks to help community organizations and other nonprofits expand their ability to do good. For more information about Toyota, visit www.toyotanewsroom.com.
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    Toyota Business Communications

    Toni Honsowetz (310) 468-4291
    Amanda Rice (310) 468-1745
    Aaron Fowles (4690 292-1097

    Lexus Public Relations
    Moe Durand (310) 468-1601

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  2. mikeavelli
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    Saved for Comparison Figures (will be updated constantly today)
    BMW- 195,593
    Mercedes- 192,496

    Luxury & Entry Level Luxury Brands
    Lexus- 29,816
    Mercedes- 27,526
    BMW- 26,970
    Buick- 20,791
    Audi- 17,264
    Acura- 14,915
    Cadillac- 14,154
    Volvo- 5,619
    Porsche- 4,730

    S-class- 1,414
    7 series- 916
    LS- 631
    A8- 418
    Panamera- 370

    E-class- 4,893
    5 series- 2,186
    A6- 1,928
    GS- 1,701
    CTS- 1,515
    Q70- 572
    MKS- 544
    RLX/RL- 213
    S80- 35

    Entry Level Lux

    3series- 7,729
    C-class- 6,384
    ES- 5,440
    IS- 4,280
    Lacrosse- 3,451
    A3- 3,167
    MKZ- 2,642
    CLA- 2, 439
    A4- 2,218
    ATS- 1,588
    Regal- 1,541
    CT- 1.374
    S60- 1,052
    1/2 series- 1,028

    Midsize Luxury Coupes
    4series- 3,190
    RC- 1,232
    A5- 1,105

    Small SUV
    Q5- 4,700
    RDX- 4,577
    NX- 4,337
    MKC- 2,455
    X3- 2,340
    XC60- 2.146
    Macon- 1,533
    X4- 407
    QX50- 182

    Midsize SUV
    RX- 8,264
    SRX- 6,753
    Enclave- 6,594
    X5- 6,011
    MDX- 4,977
    M-class- 3,851
    QX60- 3,760
    MKX- 2,519
    GX- 2,337
    Q7- 1,939
    Cayenne- 1,471
    Touareg- 676
    MKT- 591
    X6- 393
    QX70- 310
    ZDX- 0

    Ultra SUV
    Escalade- 2,930
    GL- 1,755
    QX80- 1,076
    Navigator- 785
    G-wagon- 254
    LX- 219

    Other Coupes

    Mustang- 8,482
    Challenger- 5,151
    CLS- 1,238
    Boxster/Cayman- 538
    SL- 330
    SLK- 324
    6series- 311
    i8- 217
    Z4- 118
    AMG GT- 89
    R8- 41
    TT- 8
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  5. Lexus Cohen
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    Almost everything is in the negative, consumers are holding off for refreshed models.
  6. Gecko
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    Lexus is in a pretty good position right now and it's only going to get better. Starting in Q3 and rolling into 2016, dealers are going to have:

    - Refreshed ES
    - Refreshed GS
    - IS 200t
    - New RX
    - New LX
    - Increased NX capacity

    On top of that, might we see RC 200t in the states?
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  7. Lexus Cohen
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    The refreshed GS should have been announced by now. I'm giving them two more months.
  8. Axel
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    IS GS RC lexus face lift these 3 and marketing department must do their job. They can kick down the c class. Wherever the BMW 3 series is selling well IS should also be there because they are kind of similar styled with a IS of hate or love styling
  9. mmcartalk
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    I was beginning to wonder why Audi even bothered to keep the TT in its American-market line-up, but I see it is gone now. They do still have the TTS coupe, however.

    That's impressive numbers for one month....getting up into Honda Accord territory.

    Yep...the MKC and new MKX seem to be bringing Lincoln out of the doldrums, just as I expected them to.

    Thanks for posting, Mike. :)
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  10. mikeavelli
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    Anytime! I'm stunned at the X5, again over 6k units and outselling the MDX. Escalade sales are also just amazing considering the price. The small SUV race got really tight last month with the Q5 on top with the RDX right behind it and the NX right behind it! Going to be interesting to see who can keep pace. The ATS is really doing poorly and they have a new coupe to the lineup which has done nothing to help sales. Not good. Audi continues to climb and now is in the upper teen range and not the lower to mid teen range.

    With the sales race between the big 3 (BMW, Benz, Lexus) I can only imagine the deals that will happen at years end.

    Random Note, Volvo is added and I had no idea the XC90 had a 400hp plug in hybrid!
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  11. mmcartalk
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    Well, the X5 doesn't have a parrot beak. :D You do have a point, though, considering the MDX's continuing popularity.

    When you think about it, though, there's very little significant competition for it....it pretty much owns the bling-market among SUVs. The Navigator isn't as plush inside or out. Nor is the Lexus LX. The QX80 is awkward-looking. The G-Wagon, though built like a tank, is a 30-year old military-based design. The Range Rover, while plush, is unreliable, costs a fortune, and is hard to get at dealerships. Plus, the others don't get the TV/movie glamorization from Hollywood that the Escalade does.

    It's probably not surprising that Volvo may be trying some hybrids. For a brand that is native to Sweden, that part of the world (especially in the northern part of the country) gets some very cold winters.....cold enough to cause possible starting/running problems with even today's advanced diesel fuels and engines.
  12. BOSS
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    LX numbers are just embarrassing how, even G wagon is above it lol!! But brighter days ahead with the new LX and LS!!
  13. farid
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    thanks LEXFATHER for all information.
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  14. IS-SV
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    Yes, I too greatly appreciate the effort that goes into making this extremely useful Sales Thread. Thanks!
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  15. james_m300
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    yeah they need to reveal the facelifted GS if they really want to bump their sales up because a lot of people are probably waiting to upgrade after seeing the GSF being revealed and hoping the whole GS line would look the same or more aggressive then it already is.
  16. joe_my
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    Lexus needs to do a few things real quick to bump their sales.

    1. Make an entry-level version of the IS, with the 2.0L turbo making around 180hp to battle the 320i and C200, and also to lower the price point of the IS, which would increase sales by thousands monthly.

    2. Bring the new RX to market as soon as possible. The X5 is eating into the market with a wide range of engine choices.
  17. Gecko
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    I'm very happy to see that the IS has continued to sell so well. IS is a testament to Lexus' commitment to tweak things and get it right over time, and they're obviously in the sweet spot now. IS nor GS are ever going to tie 3 Series/C Class nor 5 Series/E Class because of ES 350/300h, so I try to look at the sales of all three and consider the breakouts. GS is "down-ish" at 1,700 units but coming up on a refresh which should help.

    IS 200t will help greatly, though with the soft demand for hybrids right now, I doubt Lexus has any plans to bring IS 300h to the States anytime soon.

    GS 200t - if it happens - should be a great addition. Hopefully they can tune it up to 250hp or so?
  18. mmcartalk
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    I owned a 1Gen IS300, and I thought that its overall build-quality, wheel/tire choices, and interior features (Chronograph gauges, chrome-ball shifter, etc...) were the best of the three generations so far. But it clearly lacked several major features it needed, that today's IS does have.........like an engine choice, an AWD option, a 6-speed automatic, better programming for the transmission, and a properly-designed climate-control system that doesn't keep reverting back to the recirculating position all the time.
  19. IS-SV
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    Yes, maybe. Certainly BMW has proven the 528 turbo4 can sell in big numbers, the predominate configuration for 5 series today in U.S. .
  20. mikeavelli
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    To me the GS needs a lower priced and more efficient 2.0t than a refresh. All the Germans offer these small engines in this class, including the CTS with a 2.0. A 300h might work too. Hopefully the GS F gives the entire line a nice boost as well.
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